Catching up


This is just going to be a quick post. I’ve been so busy recently that I’ve not had time to blog much. Thanks for all the nice comments on my one year blogging anniversary. I’m looking forward to doing the draw on Sunday. That’s a couple of days away, so if there is anyone who still wants to enter you‘ve still got time! I was amazed at the number of comments I got and I’m enjoying working my way through reading the blogs of those of you I hadn’t ‘met’ before.

There is another reason I’m looking forward to this weekend and that is because I’m going to take some photos of my finished Celtic Knot Stole. Yes, I did say finished. Finally! I blocked it on Tuesday night using my new blocking wires from Heirloom knitting. I would definitely recommend using them, they made what would have been a very tedious task fairly painless. They also meant that I could get very straight edges.

By the way, you know I said how good I’d been resisting the Posh Yarn in my last post? Since then I have bought two skeins of Posh Yarns lace weight yarn, a ball of Opal sock yarn, 3 balls of Rowan hand knit cotton, two balls of Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino and a ball of cotton to make dishcloths…. Yes, I’m hanging my head in shame. Photos on Sunday of everything I promise!

I almost forgot to tell you another exciting bit of news, Hip Knits have got the details of their 2007 contest up on their website. It is £5 to enter and for that you get a 100g of yarn with which to make something with lace in it. I received some gorgeous lace weight yarn in bright pinks and purples (pictured above - badly!).

13 comments:

Alice said...

I would like some of those blocking wires, so it's good to hear that you found them so useful. I'm looking forward to seeing your finished stole (and all your goodies).

That yarn is such lovely colours - just my idea of wonderful. Good luck with the competition.

Maggie said...

I do hope I'm entered in your contest. I really need a win in my life right now...smile. Can't wait to see your Celtic Knot Stole!!

artyfartykat said...

Looking forward to seeing the finished stole.The Hipknits yarn is gorgeous,the lace comp is a fab idea, might just have to join that one!

acrylik said...

Oh wow, can't wait to see your finished stole! Sounds like you have bagged some great yarn stash there too :)

Kate said...

Having had a sneak preview of the Stole on Wednesday I can vouch for how good the blocking wires are! It is a lovely piece of work and I am looking forward to seeing more of it.

keri said...

I'm so excited to see the celtic stole in it's entirety, you've been teasing us with bits and pieces for too long! =)

knitseashore said...

I can't wait to see your stole! The blocking wires are such a time saver. I'm glad I bought a pair too.

Your new purchases sound like just the thing to celebrate this finished project! Have a great weekend.

Midsummer night's knitter said...

Hey, Kendra, thanks for dropping by - I couldn't understand why I kept getting notification of '100s of comments' on on of the blogs....corse, it's not that I was jealous or anything ;0)
India

dreamcatcher said...

Lookinf forward to seeing your blocked stole :-) I keep meaning to buy some blocking wires, but it's good to hear they are truly useful and time-saving. Sounds like some lovely stash you have acquired too!

Artis-Anne said...

I am looking forward to seeing your finished shawl and those blocking wires sound good.
Don't think a competition is for me just now but the yarn looks yummy.

gilraen said...

That is a lovely colour of yarn they sent you. :)

Thanks for the link for the blocking wires. I've been looking for some in the UK. :)

Buying yarn isn't necessarily the worst thing one can do ;) :)

Kath said...

Thanks for the link for the blocking wires! I'd had it saved somewhere but had lost it somehow - good to know they save time and make life easier. Looks like you'll have more cahnces to use them with your lace comp - good luck with that and the yummy yarn! Nothing wrong with a little splurge of new yarn every now and then!

Hanne said...

Blocking wires are on my wish list also, so it's nice to hear you found them useful!